Lotte Kiærskou

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Lotte Kiærskou
Personal information
Born (1975-06-23) 23 June 1975 (age 44)
Frederikshavn, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Playmaker
Club information
Current club Retired
Youth career
Years Team
Senior clubs
Years Team
Frederikshavn fI
Viborg HK
Randers HK
National team 1
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Denmark 111 (414)
1 National team caps and goals correct
as of 19 April 2012

Lotte Kiærskou (born 23 June 1975 in Frederikshavn, Nordjylland) is a Danish team handball player and two times Olympic champion. She won a gold medal with the Danish national team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney,[1] and again four years later at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[2]

Kiærskou is openly lesbian. She met fellow handballer Rikke Skov as teammates for Viborg HK, and "never had any thought to keep their relationship secret."[3] They were in a registered partnership as allowed by Danish law.[3] but split in 2011.[4] Lotte, now retired, she works as a teacher in a school in Viborg gave birth to the ex-couple’s two daughters (Caroline in 2006, and Anna in 2008).[3]


  1. ^ "2000 Summer Olympics – Sydney, Australia – Handball" Archived 2008-04-07 at the Wayback (Retrieved on February 25, 2008)
  2. ^ "2004 Summer Olympics – Athens, Greece – Handball" Archived 2008-04-07 at the Wayback (Retrieved on February 25, 2008)
  3. ^ a b c "2012 Olympics: Who Are The LGBT Athletes? Day Twenty — Rikke Skov". 7 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Kendt håndboldpar skilles". Retrieved 29 August 2017.

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